The Reflection of a Baptized Believer—He Went On His Way Rejoicing

The holy eunuch, when baptized

Author: Benjamin Beddome (1787)
Published in 18 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The holy eunuch, when baptiz'd,
Went on his way with joy:
And who can tell what rapturous thoughts,
Did then his mind employ?

2 "Is that most glorious Savior mine,
"Of whom I lately read?
"Who bearing all my sins and griefs,
"Was number'd with the dead?

3 "Is he who bursting from the grave,
"Now reigns above the sky,
"My advocate before the throne,
"My portion when I die?

4 "Have I profess'd his holy name?
"Do I his gospel bear,
"To Ethiopia's scorched lands,
"And shall I spread it there?

5 Bless'd pool! in which I lately lay,
"And left my fears behind;
"What an unworthy wretch am I!
"And God profusely kind.

6 Bless'd emblem of that precious blood
"Which satisfy'd for sin;
"And of that renovating grace,
"Which makes the conscience clean."

7 This pattern, Lord, with sacred joy
Help us to keep in view;
The same our work, the same, O make
Our consolation too,

Source: A Selection of Hymns: from the best authors, intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watt's psalms and hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CDLXXI

Author: Benjamin Beddome

Benjamin Beddome was born at Henley-in Arden, Warwickshire, January 23, 1717. His father was a Baptist minister. He studied at various places, and began preaching in 1740. He was pastor of a Baptist society at Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, until his death in 1795. In 1770, he received the degree of M.A. from the Baptist College in Providence, Rhode Island. He published several discourses and hymns. "His hymns, to the number of 830, were published in 1818, with a recommendation from Robert Hall." Montgomery speaks of him as a "writer worthy of honour both for the quantity and the quality of his hymns." --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: The holy eunuch, when baptized
Title: The Reflection of a Baptized Believer—He Went On His Way Rejoicing
Author: Benjamin Beddome (1787)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


In 1818, this appears as "Behold, the eunuch, when baptised," Hymn 625.



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